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Community engagement
A new UD initiative will affirm and expand the institution's commitment to community engagement, Provost Domenico Grasso has announced.
For Delaware students
The University of Delaware Faculty Senate today approved implementation of a four-year pilot program in which Delaware students will be able to choose whether or not to submit their SAT or ACT test scores for first-year admission to the University.
Introducing STAR Health
Among other offerings, STAR Health at the University of Delaware provides physical therapy, primary care, speech pathology services, mental health services, care coordination, nutrition counseling, fitness counseling and health coaching, all under one roof.
Groundwater resources
The Delaware Geological Survey at the University of Delaware has signed an agreement with the U.S. Geological Survey to become a data provider for the National Ground-Water Monitoring Network.
INBRE scholars
Delaware INBRE is now accepting applications for its 2016 Summer Scholars program, which provides undergraduate biomedical research opportunities across the state.
VentureOn applications
All students are invited to apply for the VentureOn program, which provides them with valuable resources needed to launch start-up businesses.
Master Gardener workshops
Delaware Cooperative Extension has announced Master Gardener workshops for the winter and spring in New Castle and Sussex counties.
Student Life mentoring
The University of Delaware's Division of Student Life will be launching an undergraduate mentoring program in the spring semester, open to all students with an interest in exploring the field of student affairs.
SAT prep begins April 9
The University of Delaware is offering an intensive test prep course for high school students who wish to prepare for the SAT on Saturday mornings from April 9-30.
New assignment
Ravi Ammigan, director of the Office of International Students and Scholars, has been named interim associate deputy provost for international programs at the University of Delaware.
Best college value
The University of Delaware has been recognized for academic excellence, affordability and value by two national college guides.
May 2-6: GPU Programming Hackathon
A call for submissions is open for a GPU Programming Hackathon to be held at the University of Delaware from May 2-6 in collaboration with Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility.
Medieval manuscripts
The University of Delaware Library has announced its partnership in a regional grant to increase access to medieval manuscripts held in the library's Special Collections.
Sustainability site
The University of Delaware has announced a new sustainability website that has been completely rebuilt to provide a better focus on user engagement and useful resources.
'Same Story'
The "Same Story" Different Countries project uses history, literature, poetry, music and dance to explore global racial issues.
Tai chi for PD
Retired professor Russ Mason teamed up with the Parkinson's Clinic at the University of Delaware Nurse Managed Primary Care Center to take advantage of the health benefits of tai chi.
E in STEM
Some 150 students, teachers, administrators and education researchers attended a Project Lead The Way conference, "Emphasizing the E in STEM," at the University of Delaware on Friday, Jan. 22.
New assignment
Nancy Targett, acting president of the University of Delaware, has been named provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of New Hampshire. Her appointment is effective Sept. 1.
Naval Academy fieldwork
University of Delaware graduate students taught midshipmen how to survey the Severn River during fieldwork at the U.S. Naval Academy.
GRE, LSAT prep classes
The University of Delaware's Division of Professional and Continuing Studies is offering GRE and LSAT exam prep classes on campus this spring.
Feb. 15: Vita Nova opens
Vita Nova, UD's student-operated gourmet restaurant, is now accepting Flex and will reopen for the semester on Monday, Feb. 15.
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Study: Online shopping increases environmental demands

UPI, Feb. 6, 2016

The total number of vehicle miles traveled hasn't decreased with growth of online shopping, said Arde Faghri, professor of civil and environmental engineering and director of the Delaware Center for Transportation at the University of Delaware.

Experts say Chancery Court race too close to call

News Journal, Feb. 5, 2016

The corporate community needs to feel that the Chancery Court nominee has the right experience, said Charles Elson, director of the University of Delaware's John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance.

UD research shows where fish travel

Salisbury (Maryland) Daily Times, Feb. 5, 2016

Matthew Breece, research assistant in the University of Delaware's College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, is leading the way on work to help fishermen avoid sturgeon, an endangered fish.

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